Tuesday, July 21, 2009

10th Congressional Mosh Pit

10th District Congressman Mark Kirk neglected to close the door behind him on the way out. It seems that every confirmed, considering, recruited, rumored, and random-bystander candidate for the 10th Congressional District is no longer waiting in the wings. So many in fact, the sudden bump in candidate & campaign worker population may require the 10th be divided into 2 congressional districts ... Ten and Ten-Again.

The tally thus far, according to your LakeCountyEye's unofficial head count:

Mark Kirk (R)
Susan Garrett (D)

Elliot Richardson (D)
Michael Bond (D)
Dan Seals (D)
Patricia Bird (R)

Julie Hamos (D)
Beth Coulson (R)
Ed Sullivan Jr (R)
Ann Maine (R)
Bill Strong (R)
Chris Kennedy (D)
Dick Green (R)
Chris Canning (R)
Terry Link (D)
Michelle Feldman (D)
Jim Kirsch (D)
Alan Keyes (R)

Of course this is by no means a comprehensive roster of rumored candidates. And these are just the known rumoreds. How many unknown rumoreds are lurking? Your LakeCountyEye estimates somewhere between the high 4 and low 5 digits. If you or your candidate were neglected from the list, send name & party affiliation, if known, to LakeCountyEye@gmail.com

With so many names, who are the winners and who are the losers? Your LakeCountyEye doesn't even know who half of these people are. And probably doesn't want to ruffle the feathers of the rest. So your LakeCountyEye can state without hesitation that our Democracy is the unequivocal winner.


Anonymous said...

You were too close to sounding like Rumsfeld regarding known knowns and unknown knowns.

Barney Baxter said...

One known known is Donald Rumsfeld was once the 10th District Congressman.